Stop Circus Suffering

Iowa

Please help break the chain

Urge the following venues to cancel upcoming or postponed circus performances/shows and make it their policy not to host events using wild animals. A template letter for your use/personalization is available here.

Hedrick Ballfields, 2nd St. & Prairie Ave, Hedrick, IA 52563

Who: Culpepper and Merriweather Circus
When: August 22, 2022
Contact:(641) 653-4914, e-mail form
Social: Facebook

North Park Ballfield, 525 13th St, Wellman, IA 52356

Who: Culpepper and Merriweather Circus
When: August 21, 2022
Contact: Mayor Ryan Miller, (319) 646-2154, cityadministrator@cityofwellman.com

Terry Adams Memorial Park, Dodge St, Buffalo, IA 52728

Who: Culpepper and Merriweather Circus
When: August 1, 2022
Contact: buffalocityhall@mchsi.com, (563) 381-2226

Fross Park, North end of Main St, Center Point, IA 52213

Who: Culpepper and Merriweather Circus
When: July 31, 2022
Contact: Mayor Traer Morgan, mayor@centerpointia.com; parks-rec@centerpointia.com, (319) 849-1508 x 126 
Social: Facebook

Oelwein Sportsplex, 155 20th St Southeast, Oelwein, IA 50662

Who: Culpepper and Merriweather Circus
When: July 30, 2022
Contact:ocad@oelwein.com, (319) 283-1105
Social: Facebook

Big 4 Fairgrounds, 437 Greenwood Ave, Nashua, IA 50658

Who: Culpepper and Merriweather Circus
When: July 29, 2022
Contact: big4fair@gmail.com, (641) 435-4338
Social: Facebook

Wright Co. Fairgrounds, 901 Southeast 1st St, Eagle Grove, IA 50533

Who: Culpepper and Merriweather Circus
When: July 28, 2022
Contact: Rodney Legleiter, wrightcofair@wmtel.net, (515) 448-3351
Social: Facebook

Sportsman’s Park, Veterans Rd. & S. East St., Laurens, IA 50554

Who: Culpepper and Merriweather Circus
When: July 27, 2020
Contact:laurenscitymgr@laurens-ia.org, (712) 841-4526
Social: Facebook, Twitter

Marcus Community Fairgrounds, W Fenton St, Marcus, IA 51035

Who: Culpepper and Merriweather Circus
When: July 25, 2020
Contact: Kirk Letsche, (712)540-1084; Kris Weber, (712) 239-2122; Jill Alesch, 712-229-7668; marcuscommunityfair@gmail.com 

North Iowa All Season Building, 3700 4th Street, Mason City, IA 50401

Who: Carden International Circus
When: March 30, 2021 – 4:00PM
Contact: North Iowa Events Center, office@northiowafair.org, 641-423-3811
Social: Facebook

National Cattle Congress, 257 Ansborough Avenue, Waterloo, IA 50701

Who: Carden International Circus
When: April 8-9, 2021 – 4:30PM & 7:30PM
Contact: Email form or Karen Coffin, Co-Manager, karen@nationalcattlecongress.com, 319-234-7515
Social: FacebookTwitter

U.S. Cellular Center, 370 1st Avenue NW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Who: Carden International Circus
When: April 10-11, 2021 – 2:00 & 6:00PM
Contact: CR Events Live, info@creventslive.com, 319-398-5211
Social: Facebook

Tyson Event Center, 401 Gordon Drive, Sioux City, IA 51101

Who: Carden International Circus
When: April 14-18, 2021
Contact: Tyson Events Center, Email form, 712-279-4850
Social: Facebook, Twitter

Southern Iowa Fair & Exposition, 615 N I Street, Oskaloosa, IA 52577

Who: Carden International Circus
When: TBD (previously scheduled April 20)
Contact: Southern Iowa Fair & Exposition, sifair@mahaska.org, 641-673-7004
Social: Facebook

Comments

  1. Diane Keyser · 3 June 2020 at 11:20a

    Thank you for finally recognizing this problem. I tried years ago my myself it was not just in my energy at that time. Please don’t forget Circus – Za-Ga-Zig Shriners because I think they get under the wire for their circus. In Iowa, I contacted the DNR or someone like that because they issue the permission for them to enter the state. They are also aware of the appalling conditions, I think they just take blood samples.

    1. ADI Admin · 3 June 2020 at 11:20a

      Hi Diane! The Za-Ga-Zig Shriners held their annual circus in January this year. We hope they return animal-free in 2021.

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